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Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

summer vegetables in a basket

Eat Local, McDowell!

I can see it. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Last year, at this time, grocery …

raised bed with young vegetable transplants

Time to Dig in the Dirt

The sun is shining. Warm temperatures are back with us. The ground is ready for planting. Yes, the first …

Lichen on trunk

FAQ: Lichens

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at our Ask a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Helpline is: “What …

what to compost

Backyard Composting Basics

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. Would you believe me if …

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Figure 1. Bees in turf.

Bees in Turf

This Entomology Insect Note describes the control of bees in turfgrasses.

Uvas de racimo en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas son agradables golosinas de verano que se pueden consumir frescas o en forma …

Uvas muscadinias en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas muscadinias están bien adaptadas a la llanura costera de Carolina del Norte, donde …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Figure 1. Adults and eggs of the southern red mite.

Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the southern red mite and …

Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

There are many species of bamboo sold in the nursery trade, some more invasive than …

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Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue, hard …